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« on: October 11, 2013, 03:48:27 PM »

The SCCA has approved the proposal to limit Stock Class to street tires. Some details are in this press release. More details will be in the next Fastrack. VMSC has generally followed the SCCA classing rules so that members can prepare their cars for both VMSC and SCCA events.

SCCA Board of Directors Approves Street Category Proposal For Solo Program
 
TOPEKA, Kan. (October 11, 2013) – The Sports Car Club of America Board of Directors unanimously approved a proposal by the Solo® Events Board for Street Category cars in the Tire Rack National Solo program, beginning in 2014.
 
The Street Category will feature cars that are essentially off the showroom floor, with specified modifications. Tires in the class must be designed for highway use on passenger cars.
 
Tires in the Street Category must fit the following specifications:
 
1.Effective 1/1/14 – Minimum UTQG tread wear rating of 140
2.Effective 1/1/15 – Minimum UTQG tread wear rating of 200
3.Molded tread depth of 7/32” or greater as specified by the manufacturer
4.Listed in a current year of prior two years of the “Tire Guide” and/or “Tread Design Guide”
5.Department of Transportation (DOT) approved
 
The class will allow sway bars on the front or rear, and have a wheel diameter allowance of plus or minus one inch. Despite earlier proposals, there will be no camber allowances via camber plates, bolts or slotting.
 
“Participation in the current Stock Category is declining at a rapid rate, and data and feedback shows that the vast majority of the membership that would participate in this class would like to switch to ‘road tires,’” Lisa Noble, Chairman of the SCCA Board of Directors, said. “Classes with road tires have the largest participation numbers in regional competition, and since this potential rules change came to light, those who participate in the class have voted with their attendance. We anticipate that trend will continue as the Street category classes earn National Championship status in 2014.”
 
In addition to the new Street Category, for 2014, the current Stock Category will remain in place and be renamed the Street-R category. All 2013 Stock classes will become Street-R (SR) classes and follow the rules which were in place for Stock at the end of 2013. For 2015, the Street-R category will be reduced to a single class, Super Street R, for high horsepower machines.
 
“This has been a long process for the Solo community,” Howard Duncan, SCCA Vice President, Rally/Solo, said. “The SEB believes, and we agree, that this change does not alter the game, but will encourage more participants, as 72 percent of the letters the SEB received on the matter were in favor of the change. We’re looking forward to welcoming back members that we haven’t seen in several years, and introducing new members to the sport without requiring a major investment to the cars they already own.”
 
A more complete list of rules, along with the classifications of cars for the new Street Category, will be available in the October Fastrack® News.
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2013, 04:22:22 PM »

So the question now is who will run on Street and who will run on Street R next year?
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013, 05:02:06 PM »

It tremendously fragments things for the transition year.
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2013, 05:19:10 PM »

Change is good right?
If I go street tire I have to by rims (Nobody really make a street tire that will fit my stock rims, If i keep the r-comps I have to compete against z06's which is a corvette in name like mine but way more advanced. SCCA needs to spend time as much time classing cars as they have with this stupid street tire class. They are not growing the sport they are just manipulating where the current drivers will race and BF Goodrich is just adding fuel to the fire with Contingency Money. Bunch of BS (not B Stock) in my book.

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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2013, 07:29:08 PM »

I wonder how long before Hoosier, Kumho, and the rest develop a "purpose built" 140, or 200 UTQG tire for competition. I've thought for years SCCA should let us run on anything you can mount on stock wheels. R-comps, racing tires, snow tires, whatever floats your boat. I'll figure out the tires when I figure out what I'm going to drive.
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2013, 05:44:02 AM »

I think I will not be on Street tires next year.. that would X-FP..

At least not with the green machine.
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2013, 06:27:03 AM »

I just need an alignment and I can get some decent Autox tires on the caddy. The vette is another story until the proper sizes come out for it its nothing but rcomps
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2013, 07:14:59 AM »

I wonder how long before Hoosier, Kumho, and the rest develop a "purpose built" 140, or 200 UTQG tire for competition. I've thought for years SCCA should let us run on anything you can mount on stock wheels. R-comps, racing tires, snow tires, whatever floats your boat. I'll figure out the tires when I figure out what I'm going to drive.

Michelin Pilot Super Sports have a treadwear of 300.   They're not too shabby, lots of folks use them at the track.
My old Potenza RE11 tires were 180 I think, and the new RE11a version is 200.
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2013, 08:30:30 AM »

So Bill, does this mark the end of the f-stock terror!?
I wonder how long before Hoosier, Kumho, and the rest develop a "purpose built" 140, or 200 UTQG tire for competition. I've thought for years SCCA should let us run on anything you can mount on stock wheels. R-comps, racing tires, snow tires, whatever floats your boat. I'll figure out the tires when I figure out what I'm going to drive.
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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2013, 10:12:26 AM »

Change is good right?
If I go street tire I have to by rims (Nobody really make a street tire that will fit my stock rims, If i keep the r-comps I have to compete against z06's which is a corvette in name like mine but way more advanced. SCCA needs to spend time as much time classing cars as they have with this stupid street tire class. They are not growing the sport they are just manipulating where the current drivers will race and BF Goodrich is just adding fuel to the fire with Contingency Money. Bunch of BS (not B Stock) in my book.

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I agree that thus has a lot to do with the new deal SCCA has with BFG. Can't believe that is a coincidence.
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« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2013, 03:29:27 PM »

Hardly a terror Mike, but yeah, I'm not sure what I'll be in next year. The Vega in F/SP, the Monza in either E/SP, or C/P, or the Camaro wherever it ends up. I do like the fact that I can go to 17" tires and stay in F/S with the Camaro.
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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2013, 06:32:01 PM »

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In addition to the new Street Category, for 2014, the current Stock Category will remain in place and be renamed the Street-R category. All 2013 Stock classes will become Street-R (SR) classes and follow the rules which were in place for Stock at the end of 2013. For 2015, the Street-R category will be reduced to a single class, Super Street R, for high horsepower machines.

I'm having a tough time wrapping my head around this one, could some one break it down for me?
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« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2013, 07:18:45 PM »

For 2015, the only stock class that will permit R-comps is SS. All other Stock classes will be street tire only.
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« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2013, 04:07:48 PM »

For 2015, the only stock class that will permit R-comps is SS. All other Stock classes will be street tire only.
That may be good news for me, so whats the deal with 2014?
I plan on running street tires so I guess I can wait for r-comps, I like the idea I can travel to BRR or tidewater on street tires and have a class to race in.
I think I'll race more but it will be at the local level.

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